TADHAMUN تـضـامـن

Tadhamun (solidarity) is an Iraqi women organization, standing by Iraqi women's struggle against sectarian politics in Iraq. Fighting for equal citizenship across ethnicities and religions, for human rights, and gender equality.

جمعية تضامن تدعم المساواة في المواطنة بغض النظر عن الأنتماء الأثني أو الديني وتسعى من أجل العدالة الأجتماعية و حماية حقوق الأنسان في العراق
Petition sign and circulate:

Release Iraqi women hostages, victims of terrorism themselves

بعيدا عن الوطن؛ حراك التضامن مع الوطن فنا، شعرا وكتابةً
Away from Home; Memory, Art and women solidarity: you are invited to an evening of poetry and music 22/3/2017 18:30 at P21 Gallery London click here for more details
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Public meeting at The Bolivar Hall, London Sat.14/5/2016 at 15:00 IDPs : Fragmentation of Cultural and National Identity



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Protest the suffering of Iraqi Christians: No to terrorism No to state terrorism.Hands off our minorities. Hands off our people. Shame on the human rights violators on all sides. Assemble 11:30 on 28/7/14 near Parliament Square, near Westminister tube station London. For more past events click here

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Halt All Executions! Abolish The Death Penalty!

We women of Tadhamun condemn the persisting practice of arbitrary arrests by the Iraqi security forces. We condemn their arrests of women in lieu of their men folk. These are 'inherited' practices. We are alarmed by credible media reports of the Green Zone government’s intentions of executing hundreds of Iraqi men and women.


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Professor Zaineb Al Bahrani of Columbia University NY speaking at a our meeting on the destruction/damage to historical sites in Iraq

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Human Rights Watch: No woman is Safe

Thursday, May 22, 2008

مقتل مصور صحفي برصاص قناص أمريكي شرق بغداد و مقتل صحفية في الموصل

Jiran Website published a report quoting the society for the Defence of Journalistic Freedom, regarding the killing on Wednesday 21st May 2008 by US sniper fire of Wissam Ouda Ali a Camera man for Afaq satellite channel, in the neighbourhood of Obaidi, as he was going home. Wissam was born in 1976 and had graduated from media faculty in 2002.

22 05 2008


الجيران - بغداد
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قالت جمعية الدفاع عن حرية الصحافة في العراق إن مصورا صحفيا قتل برصاص قناص أمريكي في منطقة العبيدي شرقي بغداد. وأوضحت الجمعية في بيان لها الخميس أن وسام علي عودة مصور قناة آفاق الفضائية قتل عصر امس الأربعاء بنيران قناص أمريكي في طريق عودته لمنزله في منطقة العبيدي ببغداد حسبما أفاد به مسؤول المراسلين في القناة. وطالبت الجمعية "بمحاكمة الجناة أمام القضاء العراقي وإنزال أقسى العقوبات بهم حتى يكونوا عبرة ورادعا لمن يسترخص دماء أصحاب الكلمة ويستهين بحياتهم". والمصور الصحفي عودة من مواليد 1976 وهو غير متزوج وخريج كلية الإعلام عام 2002 وبمقتله ترتفع حصيلة الصحفيين المقتولين في العراق منذ نيسان أبريل 2003
258الى
صحفيا وإعلاميا ومساعدا إعلاميا


The assassination of Sarwa Abdul Wahab Thenoun (pictured above).

on the morning of 4th May, Armed men stopped the taxi Sarwa (35) was in with her sister in the east of Mousel, they told her sister to get out of the way and then shot sarwa in the head, killing her immediately. She worked in regional newspapers Al Haqiqa and Al Ghad, she also woked for Salah Idin regional TV channel, and as a correspondent for the elctronic news website: al Mourasloun.


4-05-2008


ببالغ الاحزن و الاسى ينعى مرصد الحريات الصحفية الاعلامية سروى عبد الوهاب ذنون ، التي اغتيلت ، صباح الاحد ، على يد مسلحين مجهولين في مدينة الموصل شمالي العراق .
و وفقاً لمصادر في الشرطة العراقية ، ان "مسلحين اوقفوا سيارة الاجرة التى كانت تقل سروى وطلبوا من شقيقتها التي كانت برفقتها الابتعاد عنهم ومن ثم اطلقوا اطلاقة و احدة على رأس سروى ، ما ادى مقتلها في الحال" .
فيما قال رئيس مجلس محافظة نينوى هشام الحمداني ، لمرصد الحريات الصحفية ، ان سروى تعمل سكرتيرة لجنة الانتخابات في مجلس المحافظة منذ اشهر ، وكانت تكتب في عدد من الصحف المحلية العراقية.
و اضاف الحمد اني ، ان " مجرمون قتلوها " صباح الاحد في حي البكر شرقي مدينة الموصل .
سروى عبد الوهاب ذنون تبلغ من العمر (35عاماً) وعملت في وسائل اعلام عدة منها صحيفتي (الغد) و (الحقيقة ) المحليتين في محافظتها ، كما و عملت مراسلة تلفزونية لقناة صلاح الدين الفضائية لمدة عام تقريباً وعملت اخيراً مع موقع مراسلون الالكتروني .
و بمقتل سروى عبد الوهاب ذنون يرتفع عدد الصحفيين الذين قتلوا في العراق منذ عام 2003 وحتى الان ، الى
(235) صحفياً عراقياً و اجنبياً من العاملين في المجال الإعلامي ، منهم (127) صحفياً قتلوا بسبب عملهم الصحفي وكذلك (51) فنيا و مساعداً اعلامياً ، فيما لف الغموض العمليات الاجرامية الاخرى التي استهدفت بطريقة غير مباشرة صحفيين وفنيين لم يات استهدافهم بسبب العمل الصحفي . واختطف (62 ) صحفياً ومساعداً اعلامياً قتل اغلبهم ومازال


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منهم في عداد المفقودين حتى الساعة. وفقاً لاحصائات مرصد الحريات الصحفية .




JFO Baghdad
A duration between May 3, 2007 and May 3, 2008 has revealed new indicators to the reality of freedom of the journalists in Iraq, which can be described as a risk to the future of free media performances and pave the way for widening the governmental policy of prevention and repression. Violations against journalists marked a 60% increase over last year, which means one violation every 43 hours. The systematic monitoring of violations recorded across the ground or by direct communications from victims, revealed that the escalation of attacks happening against journalists by beating and various forms of humiliation conducted by security forces and elements of special protections forces to prevent journalists from covering important events especially in explosions sites. Journalism Freedoms Observatory has monitored, during the reported period, (197) violation against journalists and media organizations. These violations are as follows: (88) violations and prevention attacks were conducted against journalists by the Iraqi security forces. (37) murdering attacks by unknown gunmen (30) arresting and detaining operations by the Iraqi security forces (15) various violations attacks conducted by U.S. forces and local authorities and militias (30) Abductions operations by unknown groups, (13) journalists were released (6) of them having been beaten or tortured because of their profession, and (6) were killed while the fate of the last one is still unknown (9) Lawsuits filed by government officials against journalists and media organizations. (5) Storming operations against media organizations by the U.S. and Iraqi forces. Perhaps the most violations of this year was conducted by the security agencies and it is remarkable that some of the elements of those agencies did not comply with the orders and instructions of Prime Minister Nori AlMaliki issued on 4th of February of this year to facilitate the task of journalists, and ironically the Prime Minister’s privet forces conducted violations against journalists during the opening ceremony of a bridge in Kut city in southern Iraq on the same day in which the prime minister issued his orders. The series of assaults against journalists by Iraqi security forces were collectively unpunished and without conducting investigations. Having witnessed attacks was in Algahdeer region where a large number of journalists and photographers were under severely attack which led to make one of them stayed in a hospital for four days because of the seriousness of his injury and that was in a daylight and in front of several eyewitnesses, which confirms that those who attacked the journalists on that day believing they were not be prosecuting. Iraqi authorities are still dealing with this matter randomly, where they are calling for the freedom of the press and condemning the attacks on journalists on one hand, while their executive forces and judicial authorities , on the other hand ,are unable to prosecute the conductors of such constructive attacks. Until the moment of writing this report, the assassinations attacks that have reached to 37 attacks during the period of preparing this survey considers as the greatest danger that threatening the lives of journalists are, two of them were conducted by American forces. The Journalistic freedoms observatory indicated that these attacks are not considering in seriousness by the security authorities and there is no progress in this aspect, although the authorities previously announced that they have concrete evidence condemns certain figures who involved in targeting the journalists. According to these evidence, the authorities will open all files of the murdering of journalists since the U.S. invasion in 2003 so far, which reached its entirety at about (234), the journalism freedom observer said. The most important one was the assassination of the general secretary of Journalists union, which was passed without taking decisive arrangements to arrest the doers and bring them to justice as promised by the competent authorities. the journalists murdering attacks were often accompanied by the abduction operations,(13) press and media associate were facing abduction by unidentified men,(6) of them were released after having been beaten or tortured because of their profession, and(6)were killed while the fate of the last one remained unknown.the Iraqi authorities are willing to control the free flow of information, but in spite of that,(30) journalists and associate press were arrested and detained by Iraqi security forces in areas of Kurdistan region and other governorates of Iraq. The press equipments of the arrested journalists had been confiscated, knowing that other government officials abused the laws for defamation to keep the journalists silence. (10) Lawsuits have been established against journalists and media organizations, mostly unresolved yet. These anti-free acts are despite of the existence of applicable laws which do not permit the arrest and prosecution of journalists only with the consent of the Prime Minister, and this did not happen in solving these issues, which show a lack of commitment to act these laws. Media organizations were not immune from raiding and storming operations by the Iraqi the U.S. military forces and the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory recorded (5) cases of this type is equally shared by these forces without judicial orders to justify those raids to terrify workers in those institutions and confiscate their documents and archives, as it happened to (Almada) the information, culture and arts organization last year. up to now, (the law of transparency) is not agreed, and by the absence of this law, the governmental organs are able to consider areas of military operations as closed areas for journalists despite the right of public opinion's need to know what is happening in these cities and districts.
This policy is similar way in applying bad emergency orders in some countries which intersect with the principle of freedom endorsed by the Iraqi constitution. According to all these terrible violations, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory is surprised for the none consideration which is shown by the Iraqi and American military forces towards the international laws that protect journalists who perform their duties in areas of armed conflict from all forms of deliberate violence as long as they do not participate in hostilities. According to international humanitarian law, the insulters should not be protected and no immunity for those who violate its provisions. Violations have proved that these mentioned forces is considering as a major threat to journalists in addition to the risk of armed groups and militias.

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Samarra Minrate built in 852 AD

Samarra Minrate built in 852 AD
Building of 1 500 massive police station !
From the angle of the photo, it is possible to calculate that the complex is being built at E 396388 N 3785995 (UTM Zone 38 North) or Lat. 34.209760° Long. 43.875325°, to the west of the Malwiya (Spiral Minaret), and behind the Spiral Cafe.
While the point itself may not have more than Abbasid houses under the ground, it is adjacent to the palace of Sur Isa, the remains of which can be seen in the photo. While the initial construction might or might not touch the palace, accompanying activities will certainly spread over it.Sur Isa can be identified with the palace of al-Burj, built by the
Abbasid Caliph al-Mutawakkil, probably in 852-3 (Northedge, Historical Topography of Samarra, pp 125-127, 240). The palace is said to have cost 33 million dirhams, and was luxurious. Details are given by al-Shabushti, Kitab al-Diyarat.
Samarra was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO at the end of June. The barracks could easily have been built elsewhere, off the archaeological site.--
Alastair Northedge Professeur d'Art et d'Archeologie Islamiques UFR d'Art et d'Archeologie
Universite de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) 3, rue Michelet, 75006 Paris
tel. 01 53 73 71 08 telecopie : 01 53 73 71 13 Email :
Alastair.Northedge@univ-paris1.fr ou anorthedge@wanadoo.fr